Thursday, August 22, 2019

Great Speakers and Influencers

I listen to many speakers, watch youtube lectures, follow tweets as well as posts from LinkedIn, Medium and other blogs. Over time I came to listen to some of the speakers repeatedly either for their eloquence in speech or for their insightful message. Here I am compiling a list of best of them as per my taste. Please feel free to compile your own and share with me so that I can enrich my list. 
  1. Shykh Yasir Qadhi - American Sunni Muslim Scholar and one of the most eloquent speakers. Check out his youtube videos.
  2. Richard Feynman - Famous Physicist. Check out his youtube lectures, twitter quotes or read his 2 books Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think?
  3. Naval Ravikanth - A serial entrepreneur in bay area. Follow his tweets and listen to his lectures in seminars.
  4. Jordan Bernt Peterson - Clinical psychologist and writer of 12 rules For Life. Follow his youtube lectures.
  5. Reza Aslan - Scholar of religious studies and writer of No god But God. Listen to his youtube talks.
  6. Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Bitcoin and Blockchain Enthusiast. Listen to his youtube videos
  7. Patrick Lencioni - Popularly known for his business fable Five Dysfunctions of a Team, try out his other books as well his podcast At The Table with Patrick Lencioni to know his fascinating ideas on business leadership.
  8. Robert Sweeney - Founder and CEO of Facet. He posts the most insightful LinkedIn wall updates for software engineers and engineering managers I have ever encountered. 
  9. Simon Sinek - Motivational speaker. Listen to his youtube lectures.
  10. Gary Vaynerchuk - Public speaker. Listen to his youtube talks.
  11. Mehdi Hasan - British political journalist. Listen to his debates, shows in Al Jazeera English along with his hosting of Richard Dawkins.
  12. Muhammad Yunus - Microcredit and microfinance pioneer, founder of Grameen Bank.
  13. Abdullah Abu Sayeed - Founder of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK). 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Most US Presidents and Many World Leaders
  • Carla Harris - Start with her Ted Talk and listen to her youtube videos
  • Lawrence M. Miller - One of the best Leadership Coach. Check out his youtube videos and Udemy courses
  • Yuval Noah Harrari
  • Thomas L. Friedman
  • Dr Bruce Lipton - Read his book The Biology of Belief
  • Hasan Minhaj - Listen to his youtube channel Patriot Act

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